Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex in Caldwell is one of 13 Jewish organizations across the country to be awarded a mini-grant by the Hadassah Foundation.
The Hadassah Foundation is celebrating 13 years of grantmaking—its “bat mitzvah year”—by presenting 13 mini-grants to organizations serving young Jewish people.
The 13 Bat Mitzvah Year Mini-Grants support new or expanded programs which support the physical, spiritual and emotional well-being of Jewish girls and young women, according to a press release.
“We are delighted that this mini-grant program will enable so many youth-serving organizations in the Jewish community to create feminist-oriented programming,” stated Donna Gerson, Chair of the Hadassah Foundation, in a release. “This program enables us to reach many new communities that normally wouldn’t be touched by the Hadassah Foundation.”
will use the $500 mini-grant to conduct a program about how mainstream media contributes to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.
The other dozen grants were presented to organizations in 11 states from all major Jewish denominations, synagogues, day schools, community-based organizations, an after-school program for high schoolers and a Jewish board of education.
The Hadassah Foundation augments the work of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, by seeking ways to improve the status, health and well-being of women and girls in the United States and Israel.